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My journey as a writer began as a child, but my first published book came as a result of my ovarian cancer diagnosis. The title is Outshine: An Ovarian Cancer Memoir which received three awards. All proceeds are donated to gynecologic cancer research. I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club. Follow me on Twitter @KIngallsAuthor www.facebook.com/KarenIngalls, and you can find my books at www.amazon.com. ALL ORIGINAL CONTENT COPYRIGHT 2011 THROUGH 2018.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

CHAPTER TWO: HEALTHY MIND


                                     STEPS TO A HEALTHY MIND


           The Bible teaches: "FOR AS HE THINKS IN HIS HEART, SO IS HE." (Proverbs 23:7)

                Norman Vincent Peale wrote about THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

        "REMEMBER WHEN LIFE'S PATH IS STEEP TO KEEP YOUR MIND EVEN." (Horace)



TAKE THESE 5 STEPS:
  • STAY STIMULATED: take classes, play games, read books, work puzzles, learn a new language.

  • BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE: take walks, join an exercise group, dance, bicycle, kayak, golf, and the list goes on.

  • TALK IT OUT: if issues are causing high stress, see a professional counselor. Friends and family are also great resources for other less stressful issues.

  • SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE: it is okay to say "no" to a volunteer group, committee, etc. Perhaps a professional organizer to help with personal items.

  • LAUGH IT UP: watch a funny movie, go to a comedy club, be playful and let the child in you be out.

                         Pay close attention to what you think or daydream about. 
                                  Change any negative thinking to positive ones.
                                         Right thoughts lead to right actions and right feelings.


THE FIVE STEPS OUTLINED HERE ARE LESSONS I LEARNED FROM
MY GRANDMOTHER. HER WISE WORDS HELPED ME FACE MANY ISSUES IN MY LIFE, INCLUDING OVARIAN CANCER.

http://www.amazon.com/Outshine-An-Ovarian-Cancer-Memoir/dp/1592984622/ref=sr
http://www.BeaversPondBooks.com



2 comments:

Kathryn Treat said...

Done all of the above. Great things to remember.

Karen Ingalls said...

So glad to hear that you have found such steps towards a healthy mind helpful. Life is more peaceful, happier, and healthier when our mind remains positive.